2008 Rally Reviews

First posted Sept 15, 2009
Last update Dec 11, 2012

Dear Ameri-Camp, August 15, 2008

This letter is a bit overdue but serves to send our many thanks to Mike Zemlyak and everyone at Ameri-Camp for a wonderful rally this year in Elkhart, IN. As always, the “on site” technical support provided is reason enough to attend one of these rallies, not to mention the meals and activities that Ameri-Camp so generously sponsors. This is evident when you see that 80% of our participants this year were attendee's from previous rallies.

We want to thank Charlie and Mike for their excellent technical assistance as well as those in the parts and service departments who worked behind the scenes. Besides their expertise, they offered technical and maintenance advice while always displaying a positive disposition the entire time they were working on everyone's units. The overall service provided clearly shows that everyone in the parts and service departments are true professionals and a credit to Ameri-Camp and the RV industry.

The individuals that organized and participated in the factory tours as well as those who were demonstrating assembly were absolutely wonderful. The tour couldn't have been more informative. Everyone really enjoyed seeing the new factory and was very impressed with the manufacturing processes and quality precision involved with building these RV's.

We know that the administrative staff contributed a lot of time and work in organizing several details and we want to extend our thanks to them as their hard work attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Additionally, those who knew Ed Salomon from the first rally in Stone Mountain, GA., were thrilled to know he was participating again at this years rally.

Last but by no means least, our thanks to the Ameri-Camp staff and their families for hosting that WONDERFUL meal and gathering at the Millersburg Park on Thursday evening. This event was “hands down” the highlight of our rally. The hog that Ameri-Camp purchased and Enos roasted just couldn't have been any better. It is obvious that a lot of work went into the preparation of that meal and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The fellowship was phenomenal and what better way to end a rally than with the people who administer, design, build & purchase the Ameri-Camp product, a true hand in hand relationship.

I've enclosed a few comments from our rally attendees that I've collected from various e-mails or internet share groups that comment about the great time that everyone had at the Elkhart rally. This includes an e-mail sent by Gordon & Mary VanValkenburg describing their continued friendship with Ameri-Camp Employee Enos and his family. These comments are by far a great way to summarize this wonderful experience and highlight the memories and friendships that will no doubt last a lifetime.

Again, our many thanks and you can rest assured that we, as Ameri-Camp Owners, will continue to promote this quality product and look forward to meeting everyone again at future rallies.

Sincerely,
Blyth Wilson
Rally Coordinator Ameri-Camp Family of Owners


30-Jul-08
We attended our first rally at Elkhart last week and really had a great time largely due to the efforts of the staff, employees and their families of Ameri-Camp. As in the past Ameri-Camp customer service is way above what is expected! The highlight of our trip was definitely the dinner hosted and provided by Ameri-Camp employees and their families on Thursday evening at the park in Millersburg. The food was fantastic and we wish to extend our appreciation to all who planned and prepared the delicious meal. Again, thanks for a great job in hosting the rally and continuing to provide the very best in customer service.
Don & Madline Baldwin


28-Jul-08
I would definitely agree, the best Rally yet. Great entertainment, speakers, great food and plenty of activities. Even two great movies in the evening. Can't wait till next year. Glenn and Marcia Shields 28-Jul-08 This was our third rally. I don't think I would have changed anything in the first and second. However, Indiana will definitely be difficult to top. Blyth did a great job in arranging the schedule leaving little idle time. It started Sunday evening by sharing desserts followed by bingo for the early arrivals. Even the weather co-operated with us. Besides the organizers it required you the members that made it a success. Thanks to all. Harold & Mollie Wall


28-Jul-08 We also agree! This was the second rally we have attended and we had a great time! The Americamp people took such good care of us! They fed us and entertained us, treating us more like family than customers. We blew out a tire on the way to the rally and it did some damage to the side of the coach. Mike, the Americamp technician, repaired the damage at the campground while we were out enjoying a tour of the Americamp factory! Americamp's customer service goes way beyond the call of duty. A lot of planning went into this rally, and it didn't go unnoticed by the participants. Everyone we talked to had a great time. It was so much fun to renew old friendships and make new friends. We're already anxious for next year's rally! This is one more reason, we love owning an Americamp! Robbie & Cindy Robertson 28-Jul-08 Wow!! We had a great time at this rally Thanks to Blyth and all the Ameri-camp people who made this a great time to remember. The factory was impressive and everyone there helpful and friendly, just great people. We got to meet new friends and hope to see them again. Thanks all
Wayne Sprunk


30-Jul-08
I hope all of you with tech questions were able to attend the rally in Elkhart last week. The folks at the factory were phenomenal. They came to the campground and worked on any units needing a fix-up. They addressed tire issues, front cap issues, wiring issues, you name it! We also got to meet first hand the wonderful people who build our trailers. They really take pride in their work and the new factory is top of the line! We have a 2005 bunkhouse and have attended all the rallies. This one was the best yet!
Mike and Melannie Lovell

This was our first rally and we think it was outstanding and really enjoyed it. Hats off to Blyth & Harold for their tremendous efforts in planning & coordinating everything to make it so successful. The staff, employees and their families of Ameri-Camp went over & above expectations in being great hosts. We will be looking forward to future rallies and renewing acquaintances with all the nice people we met. Don & Madline Baldwin

We attended our first rally at Elkhart last week and really had a great time largely due to the efforts of the staff, employees and their families of Ameri-Camp. As in the past Ameri-Camp customer service is way above what is expected! The highlight of our trip was definitely the dinner hosted and provided by Ameri-Camp employees and their families on Thursday evening at the park in Millersburg. The food was fantastic and we wish to extend our appreciation to all who planned and prepared the delicious meal. Again, thanks for a great job in hosting the rally and continuing to provide the very best in customer service. Don & Madline Baldwin

30-Jul-08 Sorry you couldn't attend the rally this time around but maybe next year! Great to hear of yet another Ameri-camper with NO MAJOR PROBLEMS!! We have the 2005 315QBS (bunkhouse travel trailer) It's perfect for us. Sleeps 9 easily!! Our longest pulls have been the Stone Mountain Rally in 2006 at over 1400 miles and this years Elkhart Rally at over 1100 miles (each way!). And like you, NO MAJOR PROBLEMS!! We do the recommend routine maintenance and ALWAYS check our tire pressure and our experience has been great!! No tire trouble for us, and we have a VERY heavy unit. Now, filling the 40 gallon gas tank on our Suburban is another story!! Mike & Melannie Lovell


Maggie and I wanted to tell you all what a wonderful time we shared with you who attended the Ameri-Camp Rally in Indy. We just hated to leave so we stayed on an additional day to look around at some of the Amish Furniture Stores in Napanee and had lunch at a local diner there staffed by Amish. Our new Amish friends who work at Ameri-Camp just won over our hearts. They were so Loving and sharing. We will remember all of the great things about this rally like he RV Museum, but will especially remember our pick-nic with the Ameri-Camp employees and their family. Mike and Charlie from Ameri-Camp fixed our F311 fifth gray water galley pull and the tour of the factory was very educational. Our evening at the Amish Acres was lots of fun and I'll be a better father since seeing the Play Carousel there. We were able to cap off our trip with an overnight stay at the Jelly Stone RV park in Nashville, Tn. with a trip to the Grand Ole Opry that evening. We will really miss you all until next year and wish we could have more than one rally per year so we could get together again soon. Blyth, Nevin and Harold, we THANK YOU for your love, support and hard work. May God bless you all until we meet again. Bobby and Maggie Perry Cumming, Ga.


Hi Everyone
Gordie and Mary here. How's everyone doing we hope fine. Just want to let everyone know we want back down to Shipshewana In. and went by Enos's house and stop and stay for about two and a half hours. We had a real good time. We took our two granddaughters and our oldest daughter with us. They had so much fun. Enos's little boy (7 years old) took the two girls on a horse and cart ride. As we were leaving they insisted we come back the next night for dinner. We ask if we could bring anything and they wouldn't let us. We went back the next night and had a great meal and a wonderful evening. Enos's in-laws were there they are really nice people. We stayed for about four and a half hours. Had a bonfire it was a great evening. They want us to come back again soon. They have 13,000 ducks in two buildings and they are ready for market. Gordie wants to go back down and help them with them and the cleaning of the buildings. Enos took us and all the kids for a horse and buggy ride and showed us were all the in -laws live. Before we left to go back to the campgrounds we had homemade ice cream, fresh bake peach, and pecan pies. Theresa gave the grandkids a big bag of cookies, they were thrilled with everything they did for them. Enos, Theresa and in- laws are wonderful people. Their house is really nice. Have a great and healthy year.
God Bless You all
Gordie and Mary


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